Monster cable, is my wire silver plated or aluminum plated?
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It's silver color on the top and copper on the inside. Wondering if it's actually silver or aluminum. 
 
It's this: http://www.amazon.com/Monster-XLN12S-18SB-Standard-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B002MBZVFE
 
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There is a 99 % chance that it's 'tin' plated like almost all wires are.
 
But there are wires and cables that are;
a] Coax cables that has a copper plated steel center wire.  The cable TV installer's use them all the time.
b] Some cheap hi-fi wires & cables that are copper plated aluminum. They have brand names like 'RCA".
 
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Is tin a bad thing? Never thought about tin plating before. ATM, I'm going to replace everything with monoprice.
 
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So I looked up tin plating in my 850 page book by Henry W, Ott and it's way ahead of almost all other materials.
 
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